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Insurance Fraud/VIN/Tactical Considerations/Courtroom Testimony - Quiz study guide
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In 1981 the VIN was made into?
17 alpha/numeric characters
What is included in the Federal/Nader sticker?
Date of assembly/ VIN
In 1970 all U.S. Vehicles were required to display the VIN where?
Driver left side, must be viewable from the outside of vehicle
When vehicle paperwork does not add up on a traffic stop
Investigate further, Identify the vehicle, use NCIC
When does a stolen vehicle entry expire in NCIC?
After 4 years, plus the remainder of the year the theft was reported
What three alpha letters are never used in a VIN?
I,O, and Q
What VIN digit is the "Check" digit?
The 9th digit
What VIN digit determines the vehicle year?
The 10th digit
Vehicle Identification Number
A VIN is assigned to
a particular vehicle
Definition of a "public" VIN
VIN found on the VIN plate, viewable from the drivers side windshield
What are the three sections of the VIN?
World Manufacturer Identification
4 methods to detect stolen vehicles
Checking parked cars
Checking moving cars
What is the 3rd section of the VIN?
8 alpha/numeric characters
Types of auto theft
-To commit other crimes
What is not a type of auto theft?
When does a crowd become a mob?
A crowd becomes a mob when it changes from a lawful gathering to an unlawful gathering or riotous activity
What are the 4 types of Psychological crowds?
What is a crowd?
A large number of people gathered together, typically in a disorganized or unruly way.
What are tactics when your vehicle comes under gunfire?
Drive through the kill zone
Exit the vehicle while moving to cover or concealment
Patrol techniques to minimize the possibility of an ambush
Remain alert to surroundings
Avoid routine patrol
Consider the potential dangers
What action should be taken while under sniper fire?
- Move to cover or concealment
- Communicate with dispatch/responding -officers/bystanders
-Locate suspect/Evaluate situation
-Contain danger zone/rescue injured people when sufficient personnel has arrived on scene
When the defense counsel asks the same question over and over, should you change your answer to help him understand?
NEVER. Always reply with the same answer. Be consistent.
Should you ever pause before answering a question?
You should ALWAYS use police jargin/Lingo
Trier of fact
Should you ever correct your testimony yourself? Or should you wait for the prosecutor to do so?
Correct it yourself
Should you compare notes with other witnesses during or before testimony?
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